Márton Csillag

senior researcher
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Areas of expertise

labour economics, economics of education, applied micro-econometrics

Work experience

2011-2012    Teaching Fellow in Economics, University College London, School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies

2009-2011    Postdoctoral Fellow, Top Institute for Evidence Based Education Research, Maastricht University

2007-2009    Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Economics, Catholic University of Leuven


2003-2007    Ph.D. in Economics at Université de Toulouse 1

2004-2005    Visiting doctoral student at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn

2003-2004    Visiting doctoral student at CentER, TilburgUniversity

2002-2003    European Diploma in Advanced Quantitative Economics (MPhil-equivalent), Université de Toulouse 1

2001-2002    DEA (MSc-equivalent) Economic Theory and Econometrics, Université de Toulouse 1, specialisation: econometrics

1996-2001    Economics, Budapest University of Economic Sciences (BUES)

2001             MA in Economics, specialisations: Applied Statistics, Human Resources


Main Publications:

The incentive effects of sickness absence compensation – analysis of a natural experiment from Eastern Europe. Research in Labor Economics, 2019, Vol. 47. 

Does anybody notice? On the impact of improved truancy reporting on school dropout. (Co-author: Kristof De Witte)  Education Economics, 2014, Vol. 22:6

Other publications:

Active labour market programmes: The role of wage subsidies, in O’Higgins, N. 2017. Rising to the youth employment challenge: New evidence on key policy issues, ILO, Geneva. p. 47 - 86 (Co-authors: K Bördős, Á Scharle)

Early activation and Employment Promotion.  EU DG EMPL.,2018. (Co-author: Anna Adamecz-Völgyi)

Cost–benefit analysis of remedial interventions for the long-term unemployed. EU DG EMPL. 2016 (Co-author: Michael Fertig)


Other, personal

Language Skills:
English (fluent), French (fluent), Dutch (basic), German (basic)